The Montlake Community Club Board of Directors is composed of the president, vice president, secretary and treasurer of the club, together with nine trustees. Trustees are elected to three-year terms and three trustees are elected every year. Trustees contribute to discussions at monthly board meetings, share perspectives and concerns of neighbors, and volunteer for committee work.
The MCC could not function without the work of volunteers, some of whom are listed below. Interested in joining the board or volunteering? Please contact us.
Heather Hardin – President
Heather is serving her third year as President of the Montlake Community Club, with a total of 4 years involved in the MCC. With a professional background in growing non-profit organizations, she has experience in philanthropy, board operations and project management. Heather plans to continue the good work of the MCC with a focus on building community. She is also interested in growing and diversifying the MCC board and volunteer pool. Heather and her spouse, Eric, moved to Montlake in 2010 and continue to be delighted to discover what a great neighborhood they selected. Heather loves her neighbors, frequents “Downtown Montlake”, and adores the Arboretum.
John Cordy – Vice President
John and his wife have been Montlake residents since 1979 and raised three children in the neighborhood. John has been active in the community in various ways including delivering the Montlake Flyer for many years, parking cars for football games at the Montlake School, and jogging in the Arboretum. John’s wife, Carol Cordy, is currently serving as the MCC Board Treasurer.
Carol Cordy – Treasurer
Carol and her family have lived in Montlake for 43 years. Her children attended Montlake Elementary School. She has been active over the years in several volunteer activities, including volunteering at Montlake Elementary. Carol joined the board to become more active in community projects. Carol’s favorite projects during her years on the Board have been the Turkey Trot food bank fundraiser and the Tiny House build.
Maureen Brown – Secretary
Maureen has lived in Montlake for the past 22 years (at the corner of 23rd Ave E and Boyer). She is a family medicine physician (a colleague of Carol Cordy), teaching at the Swedish Family Medicine Residency Program and working at the Downtown Public Health Clinic. Her professional interests include healthcare for homeless and other marginalized populations, as well as refugee and asylee health. She has worked on the Health Care for the Homeless Planning Council, and now its Community Advisory Group, for the past 20 years. Her interests outside of work include hiking, birding, gardening and photography.
Chris Cumming – Trustee
Chris has been a Montlake resident since 2013. Chris joined the board to serve Montlake and help protect what is special about the neighborhood while working to make sure inevitable changes are positive. Chris is an active runner and cyclist who is familiar with pedestrian safety and bicycle and traffic issues.
Danny Greco – Trustee
Danny and his wife moved to Montlake from Green Lake in the summer of 2015. Being involved in real estate, Montlake always appealed to Danny because of its central location and quick access to freeways and other arterials. Of course, the adorable neighborhoods and houses oozing with character didn’t go unnoticed. Not to mention being an avid UW supporter, walking to and from home games is a huge plus! What they’ve learned to love most about Montlake in their time as residents is the community bonding and annual events including the Turkey Trot and yard sale.
Carla Leonardi – Trustee
Carla Leonardi is the proud owner of Montlake’s only Italian restaurant for 32 years and has been a Montlake resident for just as long. Although she plans on keeping Cafe Lago strong for many more years she doesn’t have to work the pizza oven anymore. With her newfound free time she is now happy to serve the community that has provided much support for her business as well as a lovely home off Boyer Avenue East. Hobbies include e-biking around town, photography, and the very serious study of Italian wines.
Miho Nasu – Trustee
Miho moved to Montlake in August 2021 with her spouse and 2 teenage children. After living in Tokyo, Columbus OH, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, Miho particularly appreciates Montlake for its abundance of nature and friendly neighbors who have helped her adjust to her new life in Seattle. By serving on the MCC board, Miho hopes to help promote community engagement amongst residents of all ages and create a safe and supportive network in the neighborhood.
Shannon Cumming – Communications Chair, Montlake.net Editor
Shannon moved to the neighborhood with her husband Chris and their son in 2013 and was a volunteer at Montlake Elementary for five years. Shannon is a copywriter who enjoys keeping up with what’s happening in the neighborhood. Socializing with neighbors is her favorite part of volunteering. She loves walking her dogs at the Playfields and in Interlaken Park.